The Team

Who We Are



Owner &

level 5 stylist &


Michelle began her career as a hairdresser over 30 years ago. She traveled to Denver, Colorado for a week to attend the Master Cutting School taught by Phillip Wilson, attended a cutting class from the late Gary Gerard, and was lucky enough to attend a hands on training in the Structure In Motion cutting technique by the owner and creator of Sexy Concepts, Michael O’Rourke.

Michelle has a special eye for color and has spent countless hours perfecting her Master Colorist title. She is deemed Master Colorist in the Goldwell line. Although we no longer carry some of these color lines she is also trained in Framesi™, Logics™, L’Oréal™, Redken™, and Inoa™.

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Level 4 Stylist &


Felicia has been in the beauty industry for 13 years and has loved every minute of it! Her focus is to make every woman in her chair feel as beautiful and comfortable as possible. She specializes in curly hair, dimensional color, Brazillian blowouts and advanced cutting, with an obsession for education.

Felicia is constantly learning new techniques and product knowledge to bring back to the chair, often finding herself watching video tutorials on anything and everything hair related. Felicia strives to educate herself and clients to provide beautiful hair at every visit.

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Level 3 stylisT 

If you’re looking for a hairstylist who loves deep chats, laughing through random conversations, and advice about how to help your specific hair type you’ve found her! I’m happiest when I can connect with someone either through our love of food, kids, dogs or exploring the PNW. I am passionate about creating hair that works with your lifestyle. I love brainstorming on your hair dreams and goals as well as what is realistically possible. I am not easily offended and love to hear feedback from each appointment to learn what truly works best for you.

I am from the East Coast originally and have found my forever Salon home here in Des Moines. When I’m not working full time at Salon Michelle, I am either at a park or chilling at home with my fiancée, two boys, and dogs. I graduated from the Paul Mitchell school in Wichita in 2010.


I tailor each appointment to my clients needs and conversations are based off of your personality. I don’t mind having conversations from the second you walk in the door or if you’re more of a quiet person I will accommodate you as well. Ask for Rebecca with your booking and I can’t wait to meet you and to see what we can create together.

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Level 1 stylist &


Katey attended Gene Juarez Academy in 2018. After graduation, she started her work in Cosmetology at Gene Juarez salons as a colorist. In 2021, after the pandemic closures, she came to Salon Michelle to train under Michelle and to further her education as a stylist.

Katey has found her love in doing hair. She is especially talented with color. She is fun, talkative, and creative. She loves using her creative talent to come up with new and beautiful ways to use fashion colors. She also loves doing balayage.

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Salon coordinator

Talia shows up every day with a smile on her face to ensure that all our guests’ needs are met. Talia graduated cosmetology school from Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology, Seattle, WA campus, in 2021. She is an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and is certified as a Master of Balayage. She loves all things hair and has studied Vidal Sassoon Cutting techniques to create intriguing hair cuts.

Talia is a “hippie” at heart. She has three daughters that keep her busy day in and day out. When she has a free moment, she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, and dancing with her girls. She volunteers her time in various women’s communities and enjoys helping other women connect with the sacred feminine.

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Check back soon for more info on our newest team member!

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guest service expert &

front desk coordinator

Ryan is a current college student who is attempting to gain a degree in accounting and business management. Being a born and raised Des Monies citizen Ryan recognizes all the beauty of the community that surrounds Salon Michelle. While Ryan may not do hair, he still has a passion for connecting clients with the stylist of their dreams in hopes of creating long term connections between stylist and client. 


Ryan helps train our front desk staff that way they can all be successful in providing excellent customer service to our clients. His main loves including building a  sense of community in Salon and enforcing a team environment of growth and learning. He will always be willing to help get those next appointments booked and welcome you into the salon with love and warmth. 


Guest Service Expert

Check back soon for more info on our newest team member!

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Hair Styling

Interested in joining our team?

over 50 years of


Comprehensive, individualized, and paid salon training to help you build and retain clientele, achieve financial security, and create sucesss in your life.